Gardeners Diary

  1. Your Essential Gardening Equipment List - 12 Basic Garden Tools For Summer

    Your Essential Gardening Equipment List - 12 Basic Garden Tools For Summer Your gardening equipment list should start with the basic gardening tools and expand to include some specialist types of gardening tools. Here we take a look at some of the basic garden tools you can buy, their uses and some of the more specialist items that might be on your gardening equipment list. If you’re new to planting fruit and veg, Read more...
  2. Vegetable Planting Monthly Calendar: When To Plant Vegetables

    Vegetable Planting Monthly Calendar: When To Plant Vegetables You can sow seeds, plant or harvest from your vegetable garden almost all year round. When you look at the ideal vegetable planting calendar, you can see the main planting period is Spring. Knowing when to plant vegetables is easier than knowing what to plant. So a vegetable planting monthly calendar is an excellent place to start.  If you’ Read more...
  3. 10 DIY Gardening Tips for Beginners

    10 DIY Gardening Tips for Beginners 1. Make Your Own Homemade Weed Killers Homemade weed killers may seem like an ambitious suggestion for number one on the list of gardening tips for beginners. However, in the spirit of starting how you mean to go on, it’s a good habit to get into. And it’s fun and straightforward. All you need is a few basic ingredients like vinegar, salt Read more...
  4. Everything You Need To Know About Buying a Fruit Cage

    Everything You Need To Know About Buying a Fruit Cage Fruit cages are an excellent way to protect the fruit and vegetables grown in your garden. As well as preventing birds and animals like deer and rabbits from getting to your crops, fruit cages can create a perfect micro-environment for your crops to flourish.  There are many fruit cages available on the market, but how do you know which is Read more...
  5. 15 Garden Vegetable Protection Tips for Budding Growers

    15 Garden Vegetable Protection Tips for Budding Growers Knowing how to protect a vegetable garden from animals means sanity for the committed grow-your-own enthusiast. Surprisingly, the threats to your veg come in many shapes and forms. Knowing how to protect a vegetable garden from animals includes understanding how birds, insects, bugs and pests can be at the top of the list of spoilers.  The Read more...
  6. Allotments for Beginners: How to Get an Allotment 

    Allotments for Beginners: How to Get an Allotment  For this blog post on allotments for beginners, we spoke to our local town council to find out the best way to approach getting an allotment. Getting an allotment can take time, so it's useful to know your alternatives if you’re on a council waiting list. Many of us often consider getting an allotment and never make the commitment, so think of Read more...
  7. Growing Herbs Indoors: A Guide to Kitchen Herb Gardening

    Growing Herbs Indoors: A Guide to Kitchen Herb Gardening Herbs are the plant that keeps on giving: they look good, smell good and do you good. Growing herbs indoors is a great way to combine the pleasure of indoor plants with tasty ingredients for home-cooked meals. Herbs have a wonderful fragrance that will fill your home and inspire you to cook incredible dishes. What’s more, they have health-giving Read more...
  8. Plant Fertilising - The Ins & Outs of Feeding Plants

    Plant Fertilising - The Ins & Outs of Feeding Plants When we see a home lush with indoor plants, a beautiful garden full of flowers or a vegetable patch yielding prize-winning produce we don't see all the work that has gone into preparing the ground, nurturing the soil, planting plans, watering and feeding. Plant fertilising is a vital part of healthy plants - so where, in the full cycle of year- Read more...
  9. Growing Vegetables in Pots: What, When & How To Grow Container Veg

    Growing Vegetables in Pots: What, When & How To Grow Container Veg Whether you’ve only got a patio or balcony, there are plenty of options when it comes to growing vegetables in pots. So even if you don’t have a garden, you can harvest a range of tasty veg from your own outside space. Growing vegetables in pots is becoming more and more popular as people appreciate the flexibility and extra growing space it Read more...
  10. Top Gardening Picks for Brilliant Christmas Gifts

    Top Gardening Picks for Brilliant Christmas Gifts With the first frosts hitting the garden, our thoughts have turned to the gifts we might buy our loved ones this Christmas. As you know, we have a wide range of products for sale on our website. So, this week our team have picked their favourite products from the WM James shop that are popular at Christmas, and that we feel make fantastic gardening Read more...

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